New DJVQ playlist—it’s been a while!
Like it says—a quick-and-dirty of the songs I’ve been listening to again and again and again and again and again and again (yes, that was a hint!).
Featuring much of the usual and some new ones:
Lack of Afro ft. Joss Stone
John Turrell / Basement Freaks
Izo FitzRoy / Moods
Smoove and Turrell
With inspiration from The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show / Freestyle Records, Jalapeno Records, and DJ Fern
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DJVQ Song of the Day:
Niteshifters – “Show Me What You’ve Got”
Thanks to The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show volume 5.
Uploaded by Niteshifters International Disco Consortium on 2017-06-20.
Tonight we’ll be paying tribute to the legendary producer Rick Hall.
DJVQ Song of the Day:
Smoove and Turrell ft. Izo FitzRoy: “You’re Gone”
I’ve been waiting for this beauty since I heard the news!! Smoove and Turrell’s upcoming album features a John Turrell–Izo FitzRoy duet. 😍
THANK YOU for indulging in my own personal Fantasy Funk Band!
This sneak peek is only available via our beloved The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.
Tunage starts around 2:37:45.
After years bereft of decent YouTube content of Sam Raimi that goes beyond sound bites into what I really want which are hours of hearty in-depth interviews to geek out on, it finally occurred to me to search podcast archives with the idea that this format allows for longer conversations and perhaps, for Raimi, more comfort because it’s audio-only.
I found two. They are both fantastic, and between them, they arguably contain more Raimi time than all of YouTube combined.
Here’s one: Sam Raimi on Happy Sad Confused #83.
Filmmaker Sam Raimi is a true geek God. Decades later after the original Evil Dead, he has returned to the franchise with the new Starz TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sam chats with Josh about all things Evil Dead from the very early beginnings to the brand new chapter in the series.
Highlights (you have to HEAR them; it’s all in the delivery; just trust me and do it):
16:30: “Your protagonists tend to suffer a great deal… I guess that’s good drama though, in a way.”
“I think it’s more my recognition of a sickness the audience has that I am simply trying to cure.”
31:49: “What do you think your best performance in film has been… I have a fondness for Hudsucker Proxy which I know you co-wrote, and you appear, you’re one of the two kind of idea men.”
(Quoting the film.) “‘An idea man. I like the whole idea of the idea man idea.'”
42:00: His whole story of getting the Spider-man gig is precious.
Some really killer episodes of The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show ended 2014 that you can still listen to online for a while.
This one is ESSENTIAL: The History of Women in Funk and Soul
Craig looks back on his History of Women in Funk and Soul with plays three hours of hits.
“Throughout 2014 Craig has been charting The History of Women In Funk & Soul. Starting way back from Mahala Jackson’s era through to the up and coming artists of today Craig will be looking at successful women in funk & soul. You’ll be hearing when Craig had the late Amy Winehouse in Session and conversation and when Beverly Knight and Lisa Stansfield joined his Fantasy Funk Band. They’ll be disco hits from Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor. R&B-soul from Jill Scott & Angie Stone. Country soul from Candi Staton and neo-soul from Erykah Badu.”
And then, the Biggest Tracks of 2014
Craig takes a look back on the tracks and albums that really made waves on the scene.
“It’s been a great year for Funk & Soul with releases by Shaun Escoffery, Lisa Stansfield, Brand New Heavies, Smoove & Turrell, Lack of Afro, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, the list is endless. Craig takes a look back at the tracks and albums that have really made waves on the scene throughout 2014.”
This show includes this gem by Smoove and Turrell
Smoove & Turrell – Will You Be Mine is taken fron the new album, Broken Toys Music Video Produced by Zebrafish Media – www.zebrafishmedia.com Follow Smoove & Turrell: https://www.facebook.com/smooveandturrell https://twitter.com/smooveturrell https://soundcloud.com/smoove-and-turrell Follow Jalapeno Records: http://www.jalapenorecords.com https://twitter.com/JalapenoRecords https://www.facebook.com/jalapenorecords https://soundcloud.com/jalapeno-records http://open.spotify.com/user/jalapenorecords
My favorite version of “Jolie Blonde” (performed by Zachary Richard) and possibly my favorite Cajun/Zydeco song ever…
“Drinking Man”- Spirit of the West– Labour Day (1988)
This song is gorgeous and tragic and very important to me and, is there a less cliché way to say it, a nearly epic emotional journey. And it doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the Internet in its entirety, which is just wrong.